Welcome to the East Central Ohio Pilots Association

The East Central Ohio Pilots Association is one of the most established pilot groups in the nation serving our regional aviation community.  Organized in 1962, the purpose of the Association is to promote General Aviation and voice an opinion on Government Legislation, Rules and Regulations that affect General Aviation.  An active history includes coordinating educational events, hosting social activities, civic involvement, and providing flight scholarship funding.  The Organization also provides Social and Recreational Activities for Members and Friends.  Membership is comprised of both active and retired, private and commercial pilots, and others involved in aviation.

Our associated entity, the ECOPA Education & Safety Foundation, is recognized as a 501 c3 not for profit corporation.

Coming Soon! We are working hard on redesigning your ECOPA website to provide more information, events, photos, links and more.  Check out the new Events calandar for upcoming safety seminars, fly-ins and events.  Don’t miss the PilotPerks page to find local businesses participating in the PilotPerks program.  Thanks for your patience throughout this transition!  Don’t forget to check out our Facebook page page and join our Facebook group for current events, info, and member posts. Be sure to check back soon!

Don’t forget to use your PilotPerks discount at local businesses to receive your discount! Show the participating business your ECOPA membership card to receive your discount! Click HERE for program details and participating businesses!

Aero Pro Avionics


Carroll County Airport Restaurant

Castle Aircraft Maintenance

Premier Flight Academy @ 3G3


November Dinner Meeting Wed, Nov 18th

East Central Ohio Pilots Association November dinner meeting will be held Wednesday, November 18th at the Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Akron. We will enjoy an exciting presentation from T.J. Bencin, helicopter pilot for Fox 8 News. Dinner includes your choice of spaghetti with meatballs, 15 layer lasagna, 4 cheese manicotti, chicken Caesar salad, or chicken parmesean. Dinner includes a house salad, garlic bread, dessert, & beverage. Social time starts at 6:30 PM, and dinner begins at 7:00. Cost is $20 per person. Click HERE to sign up or email ecopa.rsvp@gmail.com by Nov. 15th. If the link above doesn’t work, copy and... read more

ECOPA Pilot/Controller Safety Seminar at the Akron Canton Airport

ECOPA/Pilot/Controller Safety Seminar at the Akron-Canton Airport. Rick McQueen (CAK Airport Director) will discuss future plans for CAK. Then we will divide into groups: Radar room and Tower tour and Question & answer session with controllers. Space is limited and YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER no later than Oct. 7 by contacting skis@copper.net with your rating and license number. NOTE: You must be a U.S. citizen, at least 16 yrs of age, possess a student pilot license (or better), and have a photo ID. Attendees of this seminar will be eligible for credit in the FAA’s WINGS... read more

ECOPA Football Fly-In

Fly in or drive in to watch the Browns defeat the NY Jets in the 2015 season opener!  We will have the game on the big screen and will feast on pulled pork sandwiches, munchies, and dessert.  We’ll also have a donation bar for those who aren’t the designated pilot!  All this for only a $5 donation! Click HERE to sign up or rsvp... read more




2015 Scholarship Award Winners

The 2015 ECOPA Scholarship winners are Willis Elkins, Jack Backhurst, Brett Fish, and Karis Bolden.  Congratulations to these four outstanding young future pilots!  We look forward to watching you achieve your aviation dreams! read more

Surprise to Rick Briggs, winner of ECOPA’s Meritorious Service Award!

Rick Briggs was shocked and amused when the tables were turned on him at this year’s ECOPA Annual Banquet.  Rick had to “fill in” for Lou to announce this year’s Meritorious Service Award winner, but as he read through the prepared cue cards, he began to realize he had been set up.  Gotcha Rick!  Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work and... read more

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